Our read­ers’ online re­sponse to fes­ti­val liquor li­cens­ing is­sues

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

“En­ter­tain­ment strip not a re­tire­ment vil­lage.”

— Lach­lan Queenan “Crazy! Some­thing not right, only some venues? Aren't we meant to be en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to town?” — Bj Har­ris “Ladies and gentle­men wel­come to the nanna state.” — Eloise John­son “Mu­sic brings peo­ple here! Let’s sup­port it. Ev­ery busi­ness in town is busy be­cause of the fest. Peo­ple come to Air­lie for the night life not just the is­lands.”

— Jas­mine Ham­mond “Yeah they have screwed 70% of the venues we play.”

— Ma­son Rack “What hap­pens when schoolies come to town?”

— Karen Wearne

“The mu­sic fes­ti­val is one of the best things to hap­pen to Air­lie! I bet there is more money spent here on this week­end than for schoolies! Be­cause we don’t fit 30 peo­ple in our rooms, bring our own al­co­hol/food. We go out and drink and eat at the venues and spend money! Well done to the or­gan­is­ers for an­other great week­end! Ku­dos to the neg­a­tive nan­cies!”

— Aileen Fahl “There wouldn’t be noise com­plaints if coun­cils stop putting res­i­den­tials in with the busi­nesses that pro­vide live mu­sic. Sounds like if res­i­dents keep com­plain­ing then there needs to be a new law cre­ated to be able to kick them out of their homes.” — Maria Kal­paxis

PHOTO: AN­DREW PAT­TIN­SON

LOUD: The crowd at the main stage at the Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic on Sun­day.

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